Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Max R. Reed
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (57 p.)
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Oregon -- Multnomah County, Sentences (Criminal procedure), Oregon -- Multnomah County
The process of judicial decision-making is not well understood. This paper has tried to shed some light on that process by examining the impact of presentence report recommendations upon the sentences handed down by the judges of a circuit court. Very little empirical work has been done on this problem, even though the presentence report recommendation is generally regarded by those in the judicial system as extremely important to the sentencing process.
Gardin, John George II, "Sentencing: a study of the effects of presentence report recommendations upon the sentencing practices of judges in Multnomah County, Oregon" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2161.